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Our Family is Growing: We’re Expecting a Baby!

We’re expecting a baby! 🤰 After nearly 10 years of marriage, we’re growing from a family of two to a family of three!

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How and When We Decided to Grow Our Family

Over our past 9 years of marriage, Ben and I have regularly discussed our decision to grow our family — but we always ended up ‘putting a pin in’ our decision. Along the way, so much has happened — from fun summer travels and home building in Wisconsin and Minnesota — it’s like we blinked, and suddenly several years had gone by! Then, in summer 2022, Ben and I determined we both felt a renewed sense of excitement and peace of mind about parenthood! (Here, I shared how I prepared for the possibility of pregnancy with peace of mind.)


My First Feelings of Pregnancy

It may seem silly to say, but I had a feeling I was pregnant within a matter of days. I kept turning to Ben and saying, “I just feel like something is off.” I was very tired, and I became particular about the food I wanted. So, when I saw a positive pregnancy test just 10 days after conception, of course, I was beyond excited — but I was also really relieved to have an explanation for how funky I had been feeling!

How I Told Ben

We had planned to decorate our home for Halloween and fall, so I decided to hide my positive digital pregnancy test and a newborn onesie among our decorations as we were decorating. Ben discovered the positive pregnancy test and onesie, and I captured everything on video. (It makes me teary-eyed every time I watch back and see his excitement.)

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More Motherhood Posts

I’m sharing more about our journey in my Motherhood category. There, I’m gathering up my favorite resources and documenting pregnancy week by week!

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